Norwegian Sunset – 1974 Saab 99 EMS

Why is it a Norwegian sunset? This is a Swedish car, you idiot! Is what you might be thinking, but after the jump you’ll see why it’s Norwegian. Since Saabs are like catnip to the oddball car nut, and one-year-only safety colors also give us the warm fuzzies, you’ll see why today’s car was so easy to choose. Adding the top-performing fuel injected engine is just icing on the cake – have a look at this 1974 Saab 99 EMS for sale for $1250 in St. Paul, MN.

1974 Saab 99 EMS right front

While the car is said to be rust-free overall (and to be from North Dakota), the right front fender lip looks a little bumpy, and the trim seems to be missing. It’s said to have the 2.1-liter engine and original Sunset Orange paint. It also has the Shelby minilite-style wheels, and the early-style grill with the small shield in the center.

1974 Saab 99 EMS left front

The car ran well when the seller purchased it, but no longer runs, and no clues are given as to why. It’s also said to need brake work and other mechanical sorting, although if the body’s good, you’re already well ahead of the game since these are thin on the ground.

1974 Saab 99 EMS rear

And here’s your Norwegian origin. The car also seems to have a sagging headliner, and the paint is somewhat oxidized. Overall, though, it gives the impression of a straight, clean car that needs a little revival to get back on the road – not at all what you’d expect of a 40-year-old Saab in Minnesota. Sounds like a fun winter project you can pull out when you’re done, at the first sign of spring!


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